Monica Medina

Monica Medina

Professor of Biology

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Most Recent Papers

Box, stalked, and upside-down? Draft genomes from diverse jellyfish (cnidaria, acraspeda) lineages

Aki Ohdera, Cheryl L. Ames, Rebecca B. Dikow, Ehsan Kayal, Marta Chiodin, Ben Busby, Sean La, Stacy Pirro, Allen G. Collins, Mónica Medina, Joseph F. Ryan, 2019, GigaScience

Acquisition of obligate mutualist symbionts during the larval stage is not beneficial for a coral host

Aaron C. Hartmann, Kristen L. Marhaver, Anke Klueter, Michael T. Lovci, Collin J. Closek, Erika Diaz, Valérie F. Chamberland, Frederick I. Archer, Dimitri D. Deheyn, Mark J.A. Vermeij, Mónica Medina, 2019, Molecular ecology on p. 141-155

Coral-associated bacteria demonstrate phylosymbiosis and cophylogeny

F. Joseph Pollock, Ryan McMinds, Styles Smith, David G. Bourne, Bette L. Willis, Mónica Medina, Rebecca Vega Thurber, Jesse R. Zaneveld, 2018, Nature communications

Intra- and interspecific variation and phenotypic plasticity in thylakoid membrane properties across two Symbiodinium clades

Joost S. Mansour, F. Joseph Pollock, Erika Díaz-Almeyda, Roberto Iglesias-Prieto, Monica Medina, 2018, Coral Reefs on p. 841-850

Bacterioplankton drawdown of coral mass-spawned organic matter

Ryan Guillemette, Ryo Kaneko, Jessica Blanton, Jasmine Tan, Matthias Witt, Samantha Hamilton, Eric E. Allen, Monica Medina, Koji Hamasaki, Boris P. Koch, Farooq Azam, 2018, ISME Journal on p. 2238-2251

Phylogenomics provides a robust topology of the major cnidarian lineages and insights on the origins of key organismal traits

Ehsan Kayal, Bastian Bentlage, M. Sabrina Pankey, Aki H. Ohdera, Monica Medina, David C. Plachetzki, Allen G. Collins, Joseph F. Ryan, 2018, BMC Evolutionary Biology

Upside-down but headed in the right direction

Aki H. Ohdera, Michael J. Abrams, Cheryl L. Ames, David M. Baker, Luis P. Suescún-Bolívar, Allen G. Collins, Christopher J. Freeman, Edgar Gamero-Mora, Tamar L. Goulet, Dietrich K. Hofmann, Adrian Jaimes-Becerra, Paul F. Long, Antonio C. Marques, Laura A. Miller, Laura D. Mydlarz, Andre C. Morandini, Casandra R. Newkirk, Sastia P. Putri, Julia E. Samson, Sérgio N. Stampar, Bailey Steinworth, Michelle Templeman, Patricia E. Thomé, Marli Vlok, Cheryl M. Woodley, Jane C.Y. Wong, Mark Q. Martindale, William K. Fitt, Mónica Medina, 2018, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Intraspecific and interspecific variation in thermotolerance and photoacclimation in Symbiodinium dinoflagellates

Erika M. Díaz-Almeyda, C. Prada, A. H. Ohdera, H. Moran, D. J. Civitello, Roberto Iglesias-Prieto, Tomas A. Carlo-Joglar, Todd C. Lajeunesse, Monica Medina, 2017, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

A communal catalogue reveals Earth's multiscale microbial diversity

Luke R. Thompson, Jon G. Sanders, Daniel McDonald, Amnon Amir, Joshua Ladau, Kenneth J. Locey, Robert J. Prill, Anupriya Tripathi, Sean M. Gibbons, Gail Ackermann, Jose A. Navas-Molina, Stefan Janssen, Evguenia Kopylova, Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza, Antonio González, James T. Morton, Siavash Mirarab, Zhenjiang Zech Xu, Lingjing Jiang, Mohamed F. Haroon, Jad Kanbar, Qiyun Zhu, Se Jin Song, Tomasz Kosciolek, Nicholas A. Bokulich, Joshua Lefler, Colin J. Brislawn, Gregory Humphrey, Sarah M. Owens, Jarrad Hampton-Marcell, Donna Berg-Lyons, Valerie McKenzie, Noah Fierer, Jed A. Fuhrman, Aaron Clauset, Rick L. Stevens, Ashley Shade, Katherine S. Pollard, Kelly D. Goodwin, Janet K. Jansson, Jack A. Gilbert, Rob Knight, Jose L. Agosto Rivera, Lisa Al-Moosawi, John Alverdy, Katherine R. Amato, Jason Andras, Largus T. Angenent, Dionysios A. Antonopoulos, Amy Apprill, 2017, Nature on p. 457-463

Whole genome analysis of a schistosomiasis-transmitting freshwater snail

Coen M. Adema, La Deana W. Hillier, Catherine S. Jones, Eric S. Loker, Matty Knight, Patrick Minx, Guilherme Oliveira, Nithya Raghavan, Andrew Shedlock, Laurence Rodrigues Do Amaral, Halime D. Arican-Goktas, Juliana G. Assis, Elio Hideo Baba, Olga L. Baron, Christopher J. Bayne, Utibe Bickham-Wright, Kyle K. Biggar, Michael Blouin, Bryony C. Bonning, Chris Botka, Joanna M. Bridger, Katherine M. Buckley, Sarah K. Buddenborg, Roberta Lima Caldeira, Julia Carleton, Omar S. Carvalho, Maria G. Castillo, Iain W. Chalmers, Mikkel Christensens, Sandra Clifton, Celine Cosseau, Christine Coustau, Richard M. Cripps, Yesid Cuesta-Astroz, Scott F. Cummins, Leon DI Stephano, Nathalie DInguirard, David Duval, Scott Emrich, Cédric Feschotte, Rene Feyereisen, Peter Fitzgerald, Catrina Fronick, Lucinda Fulton, Richard Galinier, Sandra G. Gava, Michael Geusz, Kathrin K. Geyer, Gloria I. Giraldo-Calderón, Matheus De Souza Gomes, Michelle A. Gordy, Benjamin Gourbal, Christoph Grunau, Patrick C. Hanington, Karl F. Hoffmann, Daniel Hughes, Judith Humphries, Daniel J. Jackson, Liana K. Jannotti-Passos, Wander De Jesus Jeremias, Susan Jobling, Bishoy Kamel, Aurélie Kapusta, Satwant Kaur, Joris M. Koene, Andrea B. Kohn, Dan Lawson, Scott P. Lawton, Di Liang, Yanin Limpanont, Sijun Liu, Anne E. Lockyer, Ty Anna L. Lovato, Fernanda Ludolf, Vince Magrini, Donald P. McManus, Monica Medina, Milind Misra, Guillaume Mitta, Gerald M. Mkoji, Michael J. Montague, Cesar Montelongo, Leonid L. Moroz, Monica C. Munoz-Torres, Umar Niazi, Leslie R. Noble, Francislon S. Oliveira, Fabiano S. Pais, Anthony T. Papenfuss, Rob Peace, Janeth J. Pena, Emmanuel A. Pila, Titouan Quelais, Brian J. Raney, Jonathan P. Rast, David Rollinson, Izinara C. Rosse, Bronwyn Rotgans, Edwin J. Routledge, Kathryn M. Ryan, Larissa L.S. Scholte, Kenneth B. Storey, Martin Swain, Jacob A. Tennessen, Chad Tomlinson, Damian L. Trujillo, Emanuela V. Volpi, Anthony J. Walker, Tianfang Wang, Ittiprasert Wannaporn, Wesley C. Warren, Xiao Jun Wu, Timothy P. Yoshino, Mohammed Yusuf, Si Ming Zhang, Min Zhao, Richard K. Wilson, 2017, Nature communications

Recent Most-Cited Papers

A communal catalogue reveals Earth's multiscale microbial diversity

Luke R. Thompson, Jon G. Sanders, Daniel McDonald, Amnon Amir, Joshua Ladau, Kenneth J. Locey, Robert J. Prill, Anupriya Tripathi, Sean M. Gibbons, Gail Ackermann, Jose A. Navas-Molina, Stefan Janssen, Evguenia Kopylova, Yoshiki Vázquez-Baeza, Antonio González, James T. Morton, Siavash Mirarab, Zhenjiang Zech Xu, Lingjing Jiang, Mohamed F. Haroon, Jad Kanbar, Qiyun Zhu, Se Jin Song, Tomasz Kosciolek, Nicholas A. Bokulich, Joshua Lefler, Colin J. Brislawn, Gregory Humphrey, Sarah M. Owens, Jarrad Hampton-Marcell, Donna Berg-Lyons, Valerie McKenzie, Noah Fierer, Jed A. Fuhrman, Aaron Clauset, Rick L. Stevens, Ashley Shade, Katherine S. Pollard, Kelly D. Goodwin, Janet K. Jansson, Jack A. Gilbert, Rob Knight, Jose L. Agosto Rivera, Lisa Al-Moosawi, John Alverdy, Katherine R. Amato, Jason Andras, Largus T. Angenent, Dionysios A. Antonopoulos, Amy Apprill, 2017, Nature on p. 457-463

Threatened corals provide underexplored microbial habitats

Shinichi Sunagawa, Cheryl M. Woodley, Mónica Medina, 2010, PloS one

Transcriptomic responses to heat stress and bleaching in the elkhorn coral Acropora palmata

Michael K. Desalvo, Shinichi Sunagawa, Christian R. Voolstra, Mónica Medina, 2010, Marine Ecology Progress Series on p. 97-113

Microbes in the coral holobiont

Janelle R. Thompson, Hanny E. Rivera, Collin J. Closek, Mónica Medina, 2014, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology

Comparative genomics explains the evolutionary success of reef-forming corals

Debashish Bhattacharya, Shobhit Agrawal, Manuel Aranda, Sebastian Baumgarten, Mahdi Belcaid, Jeana L. Drake, Douglas Erwin, Sylvian Foret, Ruth D. Gates, David F. Gruber, Bishoy Kamel, Michael P. Lesser, Oren Levy, Yi Jin Liew, Matthew MacManes, Tali Mass, Monica Medina, Shaadi Mehr, Eli Meyer, Dana C. Price, Hollie M. Putnam, Huan Qiu, Chuya Shinzato, Eiichi Shoguchi, Alexander J. Stokes, Sylvie Tambutté, Dan Tchernov, Christian R. Voolstra, Nicole Wagner, Charles W. Walker, Andreas P.M. Weber, Virginia Weis, Ehud Zelzion, Didier Zoccola, Paul G. Falkowski, 2016, eLife

Whole transcriptome analysis reveals changes in expression of immune-related genes during and after bleaching in a reef-building coral

Jorge H. Pinzón, Bishoy Kamel, Colleen A. Burge, C. Drew Harvell, Mónica Medina, Ernesto Weil, Laura D. Mydlarz, 2015, Royal Society Open Science

Whole genome analysis of a schistosomiasis-transmitting freshwater snail

Coen M. Adema, La Deana W. Hillier, Catherine S. Jones, Eric S. Loker, Matty Knight, Patrick Minx, Guilherme Oliveira, Nithya Raghavan, Andrew Shedlock, Laurence Rodrigues Do Amaral, Halime D. Arican-Goktas, Juliana G. Assis, Elio Hideo Baba, Olga L. Baron, Christopher J. Bayne, Utibe Bickham-Wright, Kyle K. Biggar, Michael Blouin, Bryony C. Bonning, Chris Botka, Joanna M. Bridger, Katherine M. Buckley, Sarah K. Buddenborg, Roberta Lima Caldeira, Julia Carleton, Omar S. Carvalho, Maria G. Castillo, Iain W. Chalmers, Mikkel Christensens, Sandra Clifton, Celine Cosseau, Christine Coustau, Richard M. Cripps, Yesid Cuesta-Astroz, Scott F. Cummins, Leon DI Stephano, Nathalie DInguirard, David Duval, Scott Emrich, Cédric Feschotte, Rene Feyereisen, Peter Fitzgerald, Catrina Fronick, Lucinda Fulton, Richard Galinier, Sandra G. Gava, Michael Geusz, Kathrin K. Geyer, Gloria I. Giraldo-Calderón, Matheus De Souza Gomes, Michelle A. Gordy, Benjamin Gourbal, Christoph Grunau, Patrick C. Hanington, Karl F. Hoffmann, Daniel Hughes, Judith Humphries, Daniel J. Jackson, Liana K. Jannotti-Passos, Wander De Jesus Jeremias, Susan Jobling, Bishoy Kamel, Aurélie Kapusta, Satwant Kaur, Joris M. Koene, Andrea B. Kohn, Dan Lawson, Scott P. Lawton, Di Liang, Yanin Limpanont, Sijun Liu, Anne E. Lockyer, Ty Anna L. Lovato, Fernanda Ludolf, Vince Magrini, Donald P. McManus, Monica Medina, Milind Misra, Guillaume Mitta, Gerald M. Mkoji, Michael J. Montague, Cesar Montelongo, Leonid L. Moroz, Monica C. Munoz-Torres, Umar Niazi, Leslie R. Noble, Francislon S. Oliveira, Fabiano S. Pais, Anthony T. Papenfuss, Rob Peace, Janeth J. Pena, Emmanuel A. Pila, Titouan Quelais, Brian J. Raney, Jonathan P. Rast, David Rollinson, Izinara C. Rosse, Bronwyn Rotgans, Edwin J. Routledge, Kathryn M. Ryan, Larissa L.S. Scholte, Kenneth B. Storey, Martin Swain, Jacob A. Tennessen, Chad Tomlinson, Damian L. Trujillo, Emanuela V. Volpi, Anthony J. Walker, Tianfang Wang, Ittiprasert Wannaporn, Wesley C. Warren, Xiao Jun Wu, Timothy P. Yoshino, Mohammed Yusuf, Si Ming Zhang, Min Zhao, Richard K. Wilson, 2017, Nature communications

Rapid evolution of coral proteins responsible for interaction with the environment

Christian R. Voolstra, Shinichi Sunagawa, Mikhail V. Matz, Till Bayer, Manuel Aranda, Emmanuel Buschiazzo, Michael K. DeSalvo, Erika Lindquist, Alina M. Szmant, Mary Alice Coffroth, Mónica Medina, 2011, PloS one

Developmental transcriptome of Aplysia californica'

Andreas Heyland, Zer Vue, Christian R. Voolstra, Mónica Medina, Leonid L. Moroz, 2011, Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution on p. 113-134

Coral transcriptome and bacterial community profiles reveal distinct Yellow Band Disease states in Orbicella faveolata

Collin J. Closek, Shinichi Sunagawa, Michael K. Desalvo, Yvette M. Piceno, Todd Z. Desantis, Eoin L. Brodie, Michele X. Weber, Christian R. Voolstra, Gary L. Andersen, Mónica Medina, 2014, ISME Journal on p. 2411-2422